Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pics from 1981 MLG Book


A few pics out of Stan Obodiac's fabulous Maple Leaf Gardens book first published in 1981. Pic above by Michael Burns of Lord Athol Layton from the 60's with the MLG ushers. 

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Pic below with the French Angel and Canadian writers l. to r. Ralph Allen, Johnny Fitzgerald, Joe Perlove, and Hal Walker. A young Frank Tunney is at far right.


Pic below from the 50's is the same shot seen in the Tunney office 


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Halifax 1968



Thanks to regular MLWP contributor Jerome MacDonald for these ads from Halifax from 1968. Above is June 6 , below is July 12. If we were to replace Halifax with Toronto these could well be ads for MLG for the same time period as it's Tunney's crew.








Friday, December 10, 2010

Germania Club 1980


Thanks to Tom Muir for these pics from a TV Taping in 1980. A real treat for me as I never got to Hamilton back then and can't recall seeing any pics from our era from the Club so far. 

Snuka above and Steamboat below

Snuka pic looks like he is doing the Sheik fireball with the flash in the background. He is gearing up for his awesome flight off the top turnbuckle that he performed at MLG many times. 



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Windsor, ON 1947: Classic Clippings


Some clips from the Newspaper Archives Windsor, ON 1947. Promoters Bill Thornton and Frank Tunney, on a couple of cards Don Owen is listed as matchmaker.


















Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sheik in Montreal 1967


Article on The Sheik winning the International Heavyweight Title by beating Gino Brito in a bout after they had tied in a tournament final

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Quebec Wrestling Articles


Some French language articles for my friends in Quebec 

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sailor White I & II 1980


Don't know much about Sailor White II or 'John White', billed as brother to Sailor Ed White, If you grew up in Ontario you would remember Sailor Ed (above with the tattoo) on George Cannon's Superstars, quite a colorful character. Shots from Quebec July 1980 vs Len (Kojak) Shelley and Richard Charland.

edit May 27 2010
Greg Oliver sent along a note 
Neat photos of the White brothers -- that was indeed Ed White's brother, John. He's written me on occasion over the years.

 

 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ted Herbert


Herbert had a good run through Quebec and the Maritimes and success in Japan during the mid 70's. In the Maritimes he would form a tag with Pierre 'Mad Dog' Lefebvre and at one time ran a wrestling school near Toronto in Brampton, ON. For reasons unknown he never made it to MLG and I have yet to see any mention at all in Ontario.

The clip below from Montreal 1974